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Meaning & Definition of Grate in English

English

Grate

/gret/

noun

1. A frame of iron bars to hold a fire

    synonym:
  • grate
  • ,
  • grating

2. A harsh rasping sound made by scraping something

    synonym:
  • grate

3. A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

    synonym:
  • grate
  • ,
  • grating

verb

1. Furnish with a grate

  • "A grated fireplace"
    synonym:
  • grate

2. Gnaw into

  • Make resentful or angry
  • "The injustice rankled her"
  • "His resentment festered"
    synonym:
  • eat into
  • ,
  • fret
  • ,
  • rankle
  • ,
  • grate

3. Reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface

  • "Grate carrots and onions"
  • "Grate nutmeg"
    synonym:
  • grate

4. Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

  • "Grate one's teeth in anger"
    synonym:
  • grate
  • ,
  • grind

5. Scratch repeatedly

  • "The cat scraped at the armchair"
    synonym:
  • scrape
  • ,
  • grate